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  1. Thread: HELP - Pain pump

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    I appreciate any and all info on what has or...

    I appreciate any and all info on what has or hasn't worked for others. He has bupivacaine in with the Baclofen for about a year.

    Yes, you're right about a lotta luck is involved.
  2. Thread: HELP - Pain pump

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    His last refill on 10/18 had him at 700.0 mcg/mL....

    His last refill on 10/18 had him at 700.0 mcg/mL. He is planning to have the Morphine removed tomorrow. He hasn't had relief from the Dilaudid or Morphine and the side effects or whatever is...
  3. Thread: HELP - Pain pump

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    His pump was implanted by Dr. Shutter at Barrows...

    His pump was implanted by Dr. Shutter at Barrows in 2014 and the Baclofen dosages were maintained by Dr. Linke with Barrows rehab until he wanted to have a pain medicine included in the mixture. We...
  4. Thread: HELP - Pain pump

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    Thank you for your response. We are very much...

    Thank you for your response. We are very much aware that Baclofen is for spasticity, that was the purpose of it being implanted in 2014. I apologize if my post read that we were clueless as to what...
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    Yes, I have read "Delay, Don't Deny" and am...

    Yes, I have read "Delay, Don't Deny" and am attempting Dr. Fung's "The Obesity Code" a lot of it goes over my head but I get the basic of why this lifestyle works long term and other "diets" don't.
  6. Thread: HELP - Pain pump

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    HELP - Pain pump

    I apologize for the lengthy post

    We need some help understanding SCI, AD and the side effects of pain medicine.
    My husband was injured in 2013. C6/C7 incomplete. He had a Medtronic pump implanted...
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    I want to give you a big THANK YOU for sharing...

    I want to give you a big THANK YOU for sharing about IF!! In just a little over 2 weeks of giving it a try I've lost 6 lbs!!!
    it is freeing to not stress over calories.
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    That's great to hear!! Yes, my BCBS is federal...

    That's great to hear!! Yes, my BCBS is federal (USPS so more than 100 participants)
    Hearing that it may be possible that our out-of-pocket costs might be covered as well, takes a load of worry off...
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    Thanks for the reply. I figured it wouldn't be...

    Thanks for the reply. I figured it wouldn't be without lots of phone call and hassles. I was told by someone that more than likely BCBS will demand Medicare be primary. I was hoping for it to be the...
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    BCBS and Medicare

    MediCare over our BCBS

    Hi, I'm not sure if I'm in the correct forum to ask about MediCare . . .
    My husband was injured 2 yrs ago and we have BCBS Federal through my work. Prior to his accident...
  11. How much are you selling it for? My husband has...

    How much are you selling it for? My husband has also used one in therapy and we would like to get one.
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    Stacy66, my husband received care at Barrows in...

    Stacy66, my husband received care at Barrows in 2013. They did an excellent job at educating us on all aspects of the care he would need. He had great OT and PT. His 80 year old mother travelled...
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    Question regarding Amrix

    My husband has been taking Amrix for muscle spasms. When I went to pick up his refill I found out that we now have to pay $300/mo.
    Does anyone know if it is ok to stop taking this drug? He's is...
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    Thanks Silver, we have been able to work with...

    Thanks Silver, we have been able to work with our insurance to get more therapy sessions approved. BCBS has been great at working with the rehab center and had been extending his therapies.
    That is...
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    Great post! Thanks for sharing it

    Great post! Thanks for sharing it
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    Hi Makeda29, Sorry for your family's...

    Hi Makeda29,

    Sorry for your family's situation. Welcome to CC, it is a great place to learn more than what the doctors will tell you. As others have said - every injury/body is different. When my...
  17. Thread: Walking

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    Hi Paul, my husband has the same level of injury...

    Hi Paul, my husband has the same level of injury as you, he's incomplete. He is 19 mos. post. He has had some difficult with his lower right leg healing from the accident. Both lower legs were...
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    Rybread do you have a pain doctor in the Phoenix...

    Rybread do you have a pain doctor in the Phoenix area you would recommend?
  19. Thread: Greek yogurt ?

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    We put a big spoonful of the Honey Greek god...

    We put a big spoonful of the Honey Greek god yogurt in our fruit smoothies. Makes them so creamy. YUM!
    Vjls please share how you make yogurt.
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    He is injured C6/C7 and termed Brown Sequard. He...

    He is injured C6/C7 and termed Brown Sequard. He has good movement and grip on the right side and weaker on the left side. He is still regaining strength and working hard.
    We have hand controls but...
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    Returning to driving after SCI

    Is there a process to return to driving? My husband has good movement and control on his right side and slightly less on left. I'm unsure if we need to do anything for him drive. Thought I'd check...
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    Thanks, looks like a cool place for us to get out...

    Thanks, looks like a cool place for us to get out of the Phoenix heat.

    Damn hard call, but you gotta start sometimes, get out there!
    This place may be a good start, it has a paved adaptive trail,...
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    Hi, my husband and I are starting to plan our...

    Hi, my husband and I are starting to plan our first camping trip since his injury 16 mos ago. He's injury is C6/C7. Making an overnight to Flagstaff area. He is in a Quickie and can take some steps...
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    We have gotten approved for additional therapy...

    We have gotten approved for additional therapy sessions, just this week. Our insurance will monitor him to ensure he is progressing. He is doing all that you have suggested. We purchased and...
  25. Thread: Pain and sleep

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    PBing - how about using a foley catheter with a...

    PBing - how about using a foley catheter with a two liter drainage bag. Then you can hydrate to your heart's content and take the nortript and the valium and sleep uninterrupted for 8-9 hours. Just...
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